Treatment Introduction

too tiredWhen left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be life threatening. Sleep apnea dramatically increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, especially during sleep.  Because of the severity of the disorder, all patients must be diagnosed with an overnight sleep study by a physician.

The first step in treating OSA lies with proper diagnosis in the medical community. As is the case with all of our patients, OSA is diagnosed at a sleep lab, usually by a pulmonologist specializing in sleep medicine.

Then treatment decisions can begin.

The major lines of treatment for sleep apnea are:

1.  CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) therapy

2.  Surgical treatment option

3. Lifestyle modifications

4. Oral Appliance Therapy

Dr. Grande has received extensive training in Sleep Disorders Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  He can assist you with these options.